System Requirements for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010: Prepare For Better Days Ahead

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Are you ready to make the upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010? As you know, there are a few areas you need to focus on before taking that plunge. Here is a guideline of system requirements to help you prepare:

Operating System-

  • 32 bit:
    • Windows 7 (Professional or Ultimate Editions)
    • Windows Vista SP2 or later (Business or Ultimate Editions)
    • Windows XP with SP3 or later (Professional Edition)
  • X64:
    • Windows 7 (Professional or Ultimate Editions)
    • Windows Vista SP2 or later (Business or Ultimate Editions)
    • Windows XP with SP3 or later (Professional Edition)

Available hard disk space-

  • 32 bit:
    • 2 gigabytes (GB) or more on the system root
  • X64:
    • 2 GB or more on the system root

Minimum Available RAM-

  • 32 bit:
    • 2 GB or more
  • X64:
    • 2 GB or more

Network Card-

  • 32 bit:
    • 1 GB Ethernet
  • X64:
    • 1 GB Ethernet

Microsoft Office-

  • 32 bit:
    • One of the following:
      • 2010 Microsoft Office system
      • 2007 Microsoft Office system
  • X64:
    • One of the following:
      • 2010 Microsoft Office system
      • 2007 Microsoft Office system

Internet Explorer-

  • 32 bit:
    • Windows Internet Explorer (8.0 or 7.0)
  • X64:
    • Windows Internet Explorer (8.0 or 7.0)

Adobe-

  • 32 bit:
    • Adobe (9.0 or 8.0)
  • X64:
    • Adobe (9.0 or 8.0)

In addition to the above requirements, here are a few more things to keep in mind:

1. The following features or products are not supported on x64 computers:

  • Rapid Migration Tool
  • Microsoft FRx Reporter 6.7
  • Microsoft FRx Forecaster 6.7
  • Microsoft FRx Web Port 6.7
  • Enterprise Reporting 7.5

2. A 32-bit ODBC DSN is required for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 on 32-bit and x64 computers.

The list above may seem a bit overwhelming, but the benefits that come as a result of this upgrade are worth it. It is also becoming more necessary as mainstream support for Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 is going away as of January 11, 2011.

Contact us today here at Avastone Technologies, LLC to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010. We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics® solutions including Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Retail Management System (RMS/POS).

By Sherry Berg, Manager – Dynamics Consulting Division, Avastone Technologies LLC, Green Bay Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner

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